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Dynamis of Healing: Patristic Theology and the Psyche

Pia Sophia Chaudhari


This work is an exploration of possible experiential traces of Orthodox Christian ontology and soteriology in the healing of the psyche as known and experienced through depth psychology. It explores a possible relationship between theology and depth psychology as mediated through a lens of the sacramentality of creation. Using a variety of patristic soteriological images, all of which converge around the central theme of “that which is not assumed is not healed,” it then goes on to offer a possible psychological exegesis of that key patristic maxim, seeking to understand how this might be expe ... More

Keywords: Carl Jung, Christianity, healing, object-relations, ontology, Orthodox, psychoanalysis, psychology, soteriology, theology

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2019 Print ISBN-13: 9780823284658
Published to Fordham Scholarship Online: January 2020 DOI:10.5422/fordham/9780823284658.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Pia Sophia Chaudhari, author
Analytical Psychology and Orthodox Christianity Consultation